Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Three things you can’t leave until the last minute

 

  1. Enrolling your children at GCC:

Open Day was a great event for all our current families but it was also a perfect opportunity for new families to find out more about GCC and enrol their child. Some of the comments we received this year were, “We heard that you have to enrol in Prep as soon as the baby is born because the waiting lists are so long.”

Let me reassure you that you don’t, we don’t currently have a five-year waiting list for our Prep classes. However, sometimes there is a waiting list for Prep so at this point in time I would encourage enrolling two years in advance is a safe course of action. Don’t leave it until the last minute.

Many parents send their child to a state school for primary and then want to enrol them at Glasshouse Christian College for Year 7. Please know that enrolling in Year 7 at GCC is the most difficult year level to enter as that is where the waiting lists are the longest. If you are thinking about enrolling your child for high school, then talk to our Registrar Sonya Bowden about beginning at least a year earlier to ensure your child doesn’t miss out. This is another action that can’t be left until the last minute.

We are excited that so many families want to enrol their children at GCC. It means we can continue to build better facilities and invest in your child’s future.

  1.    Purchasing tickets for our musical ‘The Little Mermaid’:

Did you know that we have almost sold out of tickets to our musical, ‘The Little Mermaid’? Word is out on the quality and high standard that can be expected and the campus is abuzz with excitement. Jonty’s performance on Open Day was a taste of what is to come and the feedback from our previous musical ‘The Beauty and the Beast’ showed everyone the calibre of our College musical performances.

There are still tickets left but don’t leave purchasing them until the last minute. The link to buy tickets is here: The Events Centre, The Little Mermaid.

  1.    Complete the ISQ ‘What do parents want’ survey – closes 8 June:

This one may not be high on your radar but it is a very valuable source of information for us to craft the best educational journey possible for your child.

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) puts out a regular survey on this topic to examine the decision-making process parents undertake when choosing an independent school. This information is very helpful in providing quality schooling that meets parents’ expectations into the future.

Would you please complete this survey to help us out? Don’t leave it until the last minute as it closes in the next few days. Click on the following link to complete the survey: What Parents Want Survey.

No supervision before 8am

Please do not allow your children to arrive before 8am or stay after 3:30pm unless they are booked into Helping Hands as there is no staff supervision during these times.

The only exception to this rule is when there is a specialised activity which will be supervised, such as musical rehearsal or organised sporting activities. When this is the case the teacher in charge is only responsible for supervising those students involved in the activity – not friends of participating students or onlookers.

Our handbooks state: “Staff will be on duty from 8:00 am. Supervision is provided at student departure areas until 3:30 pm. The library is supervised until 4:00 pm each day. Supervision of students outside these times is the responsibility of parents.”

Mike Curtis, Principal

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